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Men's Ravenna 5

$110.00 $72.00

Style #110156

Swagger your run out with the light and fast feel of these pumped up kicks. Riding the line between Neutral and Support, the Ravenna 5 gives you that just-right blend of cushion and stability. With BioMoGo DNA now gracing the entire midsole, the extended Segmented Crash Pad delivering full ground contact, and the adjustable saddle wrapping from the heel and midfoot, this shoe plans to take over the world, one foot at a time.

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What's New

Ravenna 5

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Diagonal Rollbar offers mild support
  • Extended Segmented Crash Pad delivers fast heel-to-toe transition
  • Omega Flex Grooves optimize flexibility
  • Moisture-management mesh helps your feet breathe
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 10.3 oz

Ideal for mild pronation

Ideal for runners with mild pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 10mm

Nightlife color available

NIghtlife color available

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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Segmented Crash Pad

Made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers to provide cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.

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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).

  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Segmented Crash Pad

What is it?

The Segmented Crash Pad customizes your foot's lay-down to provide amazing cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the run.

How does it work?

We know that a key component of maximizing your run is to provide the smoothest possible heel-to-toe transition. The Segmented Crash Pad is one technology we use to achieve this goal.

Shaped like a caterpillar, the Segmented Crash Pad is a midsole made up of independent, yet fully integrated shock absorbers. As your foot strikes the ground, the segments work together to customize your individual lay down to provide the right amount of cushion and seamless heel-to-toe transition for you – making the most of all that effort you put into each stride.

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Guidance
  • Pronation: Mild
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2014
  • Weight: 10.3 oz

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Reviews

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Ravenna 5
 
4.5

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (30)
  • Cushions impact (22)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Arch support (15)
  • Good traction (14)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (4)
  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (16)
  • Distance / endurance (13)
  • Gym (10)
  • Walking (6)
  • Wet weather (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (27), High arch (4), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Gym rat (9), Casual/ recreational (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best shoe I've run in!

Prior to buying a pair of Ravenna 5's, I ran in the ASICS Gel-Kayano 16, 20, ASICS GT-2150, GT-2170, GT-2000 2, Saucony Kinvara 4, and Saucony Guide...Read complete review

Prior to buying a pair of Ravenna 5's, I ran in the ASICS Gel-Kayano 16, 20, ASICS GT-2150, GT-2170, GT-2000 2, Saucony Kinvara 4, and Saucony Guide 5,6, and 7. Out of all of these shoes, I had an orange and black pair of Saucony Guide 6's that lasted me a very long time and I was so pleased with the way they looked, performed, and felt. After running in the Guide 7's, I was a bit disappointed; they felt heavy and clunky even though it's one of the lightest shoes on the market.

Mizuno is a great brand and no disrespect to them, but the Inspire 10 didn't feel great on my foot. When I tried on the Ravenna 5, I fell instantly in love. It gave me the perfect amount of support but it felt lighter than the Guide 7, even though the latter is lighter.

Along with the moderate amount of control you get in the Ravenna 5, you also get an upper which is breathable and fits perfectly with the strap that connects to the midsole of the shoe. Additionally, the middle of the shoe makes a lot of contact with the ground because of the shrinkage of the midfoot shank, which really was pleasing because I am a midfoot striker with flat feet. I also really enjoyed the forefoot of the shoe; it has a flexible forefoot thanks to the Omega Flex Grooves, you get boatloads of traction, which is awesome because you can run on the trails without slipping,and because the forefoot is curved up a bit more than the Guide 7, you also get a fast feel in the shoe during toe off, which helps on faster runs and speed work.

I know for certain that when my time is over in my current Ravenna 5's, I'm going to get another pair. Thank you Brooks for making such an outstanding shoe. Run happy!

-Mid Distance Mike

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible Shoe

The strap that the strings go through about half way up one shoe broke. It appears from poor stitching. I hand swed it back as best as I could. This is my second...Read complete review

The strap that the strings go through about half way up one shoe broke. It appears from poor stitching. I hand swed it back as best as I could. This is my second pair of Brooks and my last.

Reviewed by 37 customers

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4.0

Hot-looking shoe that fits!

By tnrunner1

from Kingsport, TN

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Too Stiff

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Wet Weather
  • With Orthotics/Inserts

Comments about Ravenna 5:

Coming off a Ravenna 3, this one feels a little less cushioned, feels almost like a bedroom slipper.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

great shoes

By Josh H

from cookeville, TN

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Ravenna 5:

    this is the first pair of real running shoes i have ever bought. I decided to try them because my wife is an avid runner and thought it would be a good idea.The difference is amazing.I wish that I would have done it a long time ago.If you plan on running at all i would definitely suggest getting some brooks running shoes.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Ravenna 5 , Wish I had met you before

    By Sal the Doc

    from New Orleans

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym

      Comments about Ravenna 5:

      Best shoe I have ever worn .
      Thinking about ordering few more fo Ravenna 5

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good follow up to Rav 4

      By the fig farmer

      from Santa Paula CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ravenna 5:

          Only half a dozen miles or so on them, but they feel very similar to the previous generation. .. perhaps a bit stiffer. I alternate them with Transcends and Ghost6. Firmer than either of those, but I can feel the extra support.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ravenna 5

          By Runner Jeff

          from Scranton, PA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Ravenna 5:

            I run approx 25 miles per week. The Ravenna has always been a go to shoe for me and the Ravenna 5 is every bit as good as expected.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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